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Women's Studies MPhil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Women's Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Centre for Women's Studies at York (CWS) is among the most well-established bases for feminist and gender-oriented teaching and research, both in the UK and internationally. We adopt a women-centred and interdisciplinary approach to the changing nature of both women's experiences and gender relations. By drawing on a range of disciplines, including sociology, literature, politics, social policy and philosophy, we explore the differing perspectives each has to offer, as well as the creative tensions between them. Our international reputation is based on an emphasis on gender and sexuality, feminist theory, masculinity, queer studies, activism, digital and popular culture, political violence and terrorism. We provide an interdisciplinary environment for research and supervision in a wide range of Women's Studies issues to both full- and part-time students. Each year there are approximately 35 students studying for research degrees. Throughout their registration period, students are given specialised research supervision in their main area of study. This is supported by an academic thesis panel, designed to offer additional help and guidance.

Different course options

Full time | University of York | 2 years | JAN

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants typically need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second-class (2:1) honours degree and, in some cases, a Masters degree.